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An argument for globalized L2 writing methodological innovation

McKinley, James; (2022) An argument for globalized L2 writing methodological innovation. Journal of Second Language Writing , 58 , Article 100945. 10.1016/j.jslw.2022.100945. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper, I present an argument for L2 writing methodological innovation to embrace the idea of ‘globalized L2 writing’, which entails focusing on different (types of) research questions and using these to draw on research methods from other fields. I use the term ‘global’ to refer to the cross-disciplinary nature of this endeavour, and the important contribution of diverse global perspectives and global knowledge to researching linguistic phenomena, along the lines of ‘Global Englishes’ and the ‘Global South’. Globalized L2 writing requires re-conceptualizing L2 writing as a global phenomenon that is paradigmatically unbounded and dynamic. It is both socio-political and open to expansion, and it is unrestricted by Western ideologies such as those proscribing imitation. I highlight two L2 writing methodological problems that offer opportunities to re-conceptualize L2 writing and recommend alternative L2 writing methodologies with associated research questions.

Type: Article
Title: An argument for globalized L2 writing methodological innovation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jslw.2022.100945
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2022.100945
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10159219
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